Dr Diana Chester

Diana Chester is a sound studies scholar, multimedia artist, composer, and educator. Her work draws from sound studies, archival studies, and the ethnographic study of expressive culture in religious festivals and traditions. Her current scholarly research includes three primary strands, the study of sound and culture focused on religion and the environment, the audio essay as a form of sonic scholarship and pedagogical innovation, and new artistic research methodologies and practices at the intersection of spacialized media technologies and scientific research. Diana has recently completed her first book, a sonic exploration of the Islamic Call to Prayer, and holds a lecturer position in the department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney.

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